The Library

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Reblogged from Cats & Chocolate. An amazing and sustainable idea. We hope to make our very own library here in our student office.


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Little Shelford Library

Cambridgeshire is known for its little villages and community atmosphere. I’m lucky enough that my Gran lives there and so I’ve grown up with its mix of cottages, bungalows and thatched roofs (as well as outings into Cambridge itself). A couple of years ago near Christmas, we were driving through Shelford and Little Shelford, when we spotted two telephone boxes – one all lit up with fairy lights and a Santa scarecrow, and another full of shelves and books. Being a Tumblr regular, I’ve noticed a few telephone box lending libraries popping up on my feed too, which obviously fills me with bookish joy. Quirky old telephone boxes, rather than being derelict and lonely old remnants of time past, are being reused in the best possible way, becoming used by communities again.

Little Shelford Telephone Box

Two weeks ago, whilst we were visiting my Gran, we were on our way back and I asked…

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